Blood of Christ
The Tenth of Matthew’s Gospel provides for us the names of the original twelve apostles of Christ. Parents have been known to bestow upon their sons all these names but that of Judas. The reason for this is not hard to understand. The Savior must have had just cause to call Judas to that office, but he seems remembered for little else than his betrayal of the Lord. Peter’s mistakes appear more in number than those attributed to Judas. However, Judas’ crime is more heinous, and his suicide indicates what he must have thought to be an absolute hopelessness. John, however, assures us that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. We witness Peter’s recovery from his mistakes, though not so with Judas. Recovery and redemption lie not in our guilt, but in the blood of Christ.
Written by David Hayes Prophater